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  • 5 Things Nursing Students Can’t Live Without

    Feb 21, 2014 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    5 Things Nursing Students Can’t Live Without

    As a nursing student, there’s a lot you bring to the table. You’ve got the book smarts – plus awesome interpersonal skills, an enormous capacity for compassion, and the ability to intuit exactly what kind of care your patients need. Equipped with all of these invaluable things, you’re on the right track to a deeply ...

  • What Do Turkeys and T. Rex Have in Common?

    Nov 25, 2013 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    What Do Turkeys and T. Rex Have in Common?

    It’s common knowledge that Tom Turkey can trace his lineage back to The Land Before Time — there’s a veritable cornucopia of evidence supporting the evolutionary link between birds and dinosaurs. As we all gather to feast on secret-recipe stuffing, Grandma’s green bean casserole, cranberry sauce (if that’s your thing) and, of course, turkey, let’s take ...

  • The 5 Best Pens for Taking Notes in Your College Classes

    Oct 8, 2013 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    The 5 Best Pens for Taking Notes in Your College Classes

    College students, a good pen could boost your grades. Hear us out. If you were to walk into any lecture hall today, you’d see a smattering of students typing notes on sleek laptops and tablets. Many students, though, still see the value in taking notes by hand. (In fact, recently we asked our readers how ...

  • Banned Books Week! Top 10 Banned or Challenged Books

    Sep 26, 2013 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Banned Books Week! Top 10 Banned or Challenged Books

    French writer and philosopher Voltaire — who you may remember as the dude who wrote Candide — once famously said, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” (In French, though.) This quote sums up nicely the spirit of healthy discourse. However controversial, unpopular, or downright ...

  • Top STEM Education Textbooks for College Students

    Sep 18, 2013 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Top STEM Education Textbooks for College Students

    Right now, there’s an exciting national initiative in place to encourage more students to pursue expertise in fields like mathematics and technology. This educational program, called S.T.E.M. (short for science, technology, engineering, and math), preps students for rewarding careers as inventors, programmers, engineers, and scientists. The idea, of course, is that the more students we ...

  • 10 Most Popular Textbooks for Fall Semester 2013

    Aug 26, 2013 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    10 Most Popular Textbooks for Fall Semester 2013

    Right now, students all over the country are stocking up on next semester’s required textbooks. You know what YOU need, sure – but have you ever wondered what everyone else is reading? Or if the book you’re using is what everybody else is using, too? We’ve compiled a list of this summer’s best-sellers (and they’re ...

  • Why Buy Used Textbooks? 4 Reasons to Choose Used

    Aug 21, 2013 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Why Buy Used Textbooks? 4 Reasons to Choose Used

    The average college student spends $655 per year on textbooks. Now, you don’t need us to tell you that $655 is a lot of dough, especially when you factor in all the unavoidable expenses of student life. Buying textbooks at full price can blow a big hole in your budget. At Textbooks.com, we work hard ...

  • Bring Your Summer Job Skills to Campus

    Jul 8, 2013 • Textbooks.com • Work & InternshipsRead More »
    Bring Your Summer Job Skills to Campus

    From scooping ice cream to pet-sitting to interning for a local business, there are ample ways for college students to accumulate cash over summer break. If you’re lucky, this year you landed an especially sweet summer gig — one where you learned skills you’ll use again while earning enough to save for next semester’s expenses. ...

  • Featured Author: Mignon Fogarty (AKA Grammar Girl!)

    Jun 12, 2013 • Textbooks.com • College TipsRead More »
    Featured Author: Mignon Fogarty (AKA Grammar Girl!)

    This month, we get to geek out with word nerd author and podcaster Mignon Fogarty, AKA Grammar Girl! You’ll find of bunch of her books on Textbooks.com, including Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students and Grammar Girl’s 101 Misused Words You’ll Never Confuse Again. Since 2006, Grammar Girl’s been tackling the complicated, convoluted, and confusing nuances of ...

  • College Reading List: 5 Books That Inspire Travel

    May 7, 2013 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    College Reading List: 5 Books That Inspire Travel

    It’s April. You’re ready to close the book on another long semester. With finals on the horizon, we’d bet the phrase “three months off” has never sounded sweeter. But, you know, your education doesn’t quit when you’re not in class. Over break, it just takes on a new shape! Summer is student travel season, and ...